21 Additional HD Channels Added to Cox Line-Up in Hampton

May 22, 2009

Fort Monroe also Included in Channel Line-up Expansion

HD channels Provided at No Additional Cost to Customers

CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 22 /PRNewswire/ — On May 22, Cox customers in Hampton will have access to an additional 21 high-definition channels. With these additions, customers can now receive up to 56 HD channels. U.S. Army base Fort Monroe is included in the expansion of service.

Also, Cox HD offerings are made available at no additional cost to customers — this includes the numerous HD offerings found in FreeZone. HD channels, with their line-up designations, include the following:

    1.  BET HD (channel 739)             12. Lifetime Network HD (channel 709)
    2.  Bravo HD (channel 761)           13. MTV HD (channel 722)
    3.  Cartoon Network HD (channel 717) 14. Nickelodeon HD (channel 729)
    4.  CMT HD (channel 733)             15. Planet Green HD (channel 813)
    5.  CNBC HD (channel 725)            16. Sci-Fi HD (channel 740)
    6.  Comedy Central HD (channel 732)  17. Speed Channel HD (channel 763)
    7.  E! HD (channel 741)              18. Spike HD (channel 756)
    8.  Fox News Channel HD              19. USA HD (channel 718)
        (channel 764)                    20. Versus HD (channel 734)
    9.  FX HD (channel 716)              21. VH1 HD (channel 767)
    10. Hallmark Movie Channel HD
        (channel 859)
    11. Lifetime Movie Network HD
        (channel 809)

“We are excited about our enhanced HD services in Hampton as well as on the Fort Monroe base. These changes reflect our commitment to be the most trusted provider in Hampton Roads. We work hard to give our customers the best service and value for their money; this is one reason we provide HD channels at no additional cost to our customers,” said Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cox Hampton Roads.

The additional 21 HD channels also are available to customers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Gloucester, Poquoson, parts of Williamsburg, Newport News, West Point, New Kent, and King and Queen County.

Later this year, James City County, York County and other areas on the Peninsula will have access to these channels as Cox continues to enhance its hybrid-fiber based network.

To receive these additional HD channels, customers must have the appropriate level of service with Cox, a high-definition television, and HD receiver and/or CableCARD. (As an example, customers must already receive CNBC in standard definition in order to receive CNBC in HD.)

Finally, on May 22, York County and James City County will have access to Lifetime Network HD (channel 709) in place of Science Channel HD (channel 760). Science Channel HD will assume its prior line-up position, along with access to additional channels, after Cox completes its network enhancements in these communities.

“Our network upgrades are bringing more high definition channels to our customers. We are temporarily switching some channels to accommodate this upgrade. Lifetime Network is one of the 15 highest rated cable networks in Hampton Roads and offers terrific original programming and movies. Additional high definition channels in York County and James City County are scheduled soon after the upgrades to the network are completed,” said Jennifer Garrett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

For more information contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or at Felicia.Blow@cox.com

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com. In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.

SOURCE Cox Communications

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